Cyprus

Climate & Environment

Mediterranean

Cyprus enjoys a Mediterranean type of climate. It has hot dry summers from May until October. Winters begin from November to mid- March, with rain usually falling between December and March. Spring and fall are quite short and the weather is very moderate and comfortable.

Cyprus is an island which has an abundant variety of flora. British Botanist Dr Deryck Viney had collected more than 1000 different types later he wrote a book “An Illustrated Flora of North Cyprus”.

Famous Cyprus’ black tulip ( Tulipa Cypria), which is actually deep red, unfortunately, is becoming endangered.

The flora of North Cyprus is so diverse that it won’t leave you indifferent, especially if you are coming from big cities and not spoiled with sights of green.

In Cyprus, various groups take care of wild turtles. Sea turtles are coming to a few beaches in North Cyprus, such as Allagadi, Guzelyali, Turtle Bay, to lay eggs when it’s time for eggs to hatch the trained volunteers digging them out, helping the little turtles to see the sunlight and to reach the water. The ones, who are not ready for their journey yet, are sent to incubation.

In this island you will see a Special type of hedgehog, Cyprus hedgehog, it is distinguished with its extremely long ears. Cyprus also has indigenous species of cows which can be found at a government-run farm in Catalkoy. Have you ever fed wild donkeys? It’s one of the most popular tourist attractions. You can feed wild donkeys in Karpaz National Park.

Cyprus Orchid
Northern Cyprus is called terra-rossa for its magnificent carpets of 1,250 diffrent native followers that cover mountain hills and fields after the rainy season ends.
Sea Turtles
Of the world’s seven species of sea turtle, the green turtle, (Chelonia mydas) and the loggerhead turtle (Caretta caretta) both lay nests in Cyprus.
Wild Donkeys
At the easternmost end of the Karpaz Peninsula, beyond Dipkarpaz, hundreds of wild donkeys roam free.
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